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By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Relentless action-thriller has non-stop graphic violence.

Movie R 2020 105 minutes
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Never saw this film with Megan Fox
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Rouge – No-one Could Possibly Release This, It Must Have Escaped!

Rouge – No-one Could Possibly Release This, It Must Have Escaped! Some good action effects and pyrotechnics are displayed in this otherwise abysmally awful movie. Here we have a typical ‘MeTo’/ PC take on casting, with Megan Fox playing the ‘fearsome’ leader of a bunch of Ultra-Vicious male mercenaries in Africa – you instantly know what’s coming after this silly box is ticked. The director/writer/co-producer, her daughter, and all the producers should rightly be ashamed of themselves, and perhaps consider hanging up their careers after this shockingly bad work. Be warned, M’s M.J. Bassett’s script is an affront to human intelligence, offering endless over-the-top, simple simon swear-fest dialogue - peppered with ludicrously nasty brutality of the most repugnant kind – all aimed at hooking those moronic enough to allow this human bilge into their minds. In her attempt to excuse some of the acute ugliness, Bassett has added a written end-credit plea to stop the caging and killing of African Loins – so, why not make a heart-felt doco instead of going after South African Government money, to finance vulgar on-screen material of such low-caliber? This certainly will not help the South African movie industry - with viewers running a mile when their participation is noticed in future ventures. You’ll do more to save Animals by keeping this cancerous material out of your brain. Foxtel, etc, should be ashamed of abusing the world and its viewers by exhibiting it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is an unrelenting, incredibly fast-paced action thriller that doesn't try to be anything it's not. Offering little by way of narrative, Rogue instead focuses mainly on the several battle sequences that unfold. It's simplistic in its approach and knows its audience, playing to them with an affection for the genre it sits in. Fox excels in the lead role, though she's not been blessed with a particularly nuanced role, just someone on hand to try and kill the bad guys and save the day.

The addition of wild animals into the equation makes for a fun aside, as O'Hara and her band of mercenaries must try and survive attacks from big cats and big missiles. That said, the use of CGI for the scenes involving the lions are pretty underwhelming and in some cases, laughable. But tonally, it all fits into a movie that focuses purely on its entertainment value and delivers on its promise.

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